Nov. 20, 2021

S5E195 - Beastie Boys 'Ill Communication' with Heidi Caballero

S5E195 - Beastie Boys 'Ill Communication' with Heidi Caballero

We discuss Beastie Boys' 'Ill Communication' with Patron - and practicing Buddhist - Heidi Caballero

This week's guest Heidi Caballero felt a connection with New York hip hop explorers Beastie Boys from the time she was 8 years old - through her older brother - and by the time 1994's 'Ill Communication' appeared her road to spiritual awakening had begun in earnest. In many ways her path mirrored that of late Beastie member Adam 'MCA' Yauch, who was a practicing Buddhist and became an important voice in the Tibetan independence movement.
File this episode under That Record Got Me Enlightened!

Songs featured in this episode:
Fight For Your Right, B-Boy Bouillbaise, Pass The Mic - Beastie Boys; Howlin' For Judy - Jeremy Steig; Sure Shot, Tough Guy, B-Boys Makin' With The Freak Freak, Root Down, Sabotage, Get It Together, The Update, Do It, Heart Attack Man, Shambala, Bodhisattva Vow - Beastie Boys; Root Down (And Get It) - Jimmy Smith; Cooky Puss - Beastie Boys; Aquarius (Let The Sunshine In) - The Moog Machine; Can I Kick It? - A Tribe Called Quest; In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel; Flute Loop - Beastie Boys; Uptown Girl, We Didn't Start The Fire - Billy Joel; Alright Hear This - Beastie Boys; Bodhisattva - Steely Dan; Transitions - Beastie Boys

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Heidi Caballero

Aspiring Bodhisattva

Heidi Caballero is a former Miami prosecutor and these days she lives a simple life in Louisville, Kentucky. She is a student and practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism. Heidi is a certified run coach and marathon runner.